The NSTC seeks public comment on the recommendations contained in the report. In particular, comments received from stakeholders will be of great benefit to the NSTC as it works to finalize the proposed principles of the government-university partnership over the coming year. Click on the Report button to the left if you wish to review the report before providing comment. It was in order to provide the opportunity for such inputs that the principles were issued in draft form in the report.
The principles of the partnership will be critically important to its future. Your comments are invited on the proposed principles and on the reports other recommendations. As stated in the report "[a] clearly articulated statement of the principles of the partnership [between the Federal government and universities] would help clarify the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of each of the partners and establish a framework for addressing future issues as they arise. Ultimately, an agreed-upon statement of principles would also serve to shape future discussions, formulate policies, and help guide decision making.".
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